SMS group put into operation the open-die forging press

SMS group has put into operation the 31.5/34-MN high-speed open-die forging press at forging company Gustav Grimm Edelstahlwerk GmbH & CO. KG based in Remscheid, Germany. Demolition of the old and assembly of the new press, including the subsequent acceptance tests, were successfully completed during a construction phase. 
Gustav Grimm specializes in the manufacture of forgings in high-alloy materials. The new high-speed forging press meets all the relevant requirements for this. Thanks to the built-in, state-of-the-art hydraulic and control systems, Gustav Grimm can reap the benefits of higher process efficiency, as the new high-speed forging press achieves time savings of around 10% compared to the old press. For the first time, SMS group has installed an additively manufactured machine component in an open-die forging press. The 3D-printed hydraulic manifold block is lighter and more compact, and has a flow-optimized design.
With the new function-oriented design approach, modelling of the design starts from within the component, i.e. from the inside out. In the case of the manifold block, first the fluid volume was simulated and then the required wall thickness generated, so that material is only used where it is actually needed for functional reasons.
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